Systemic Justice is hiring for Student Researchers, Systemic Justice roster

Systemic Justice works to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Centring affected communities in joint litigation, Systemic Justice will help broaden access to judicial remedies for those fighting for justice and equality. This will help dismantle the power structures that underpin and fuel racial, social, and economic injustice. Check out their open vacancies.

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Student Researchers

There is no fixed deadline for applying. Applicants for the role will be considered in the beginning of each quarter (October, January, April, July).

Some of the research needs of the organisation include:

  • mapping of opportunities and obstacles to taking cases on racial, social, and economic justice issues in Europe;
  • mapping case management solutions;
  • mapping and analysing relevant laws, regulations, and jurisprudence that might inform litigation strategies; and
  • collecting and summarising information on effective working models for movement lawyering and organising communities of practice.

The team at Systemic Justice will supervise the Student Researchers. This will involve the assignment and articulation of research questions with the Student Researchers, working with the Student Researchers in developing a structure and format for presenting research outputs, and providing feedback.

The tasks will be assigned on an ad hoc/needs basis, and Student Researchers can agree a timeline for the completion of tasks.

What they hope you’ll bring

Ideally, Student Researchers would have:

  • strong research and writing skills;
  • the ability to present comprehensive legal and other research in a structured manner;
  • an understanding of racial, social, and economic justice issues;
  • some familiarity with the concept of strategic litigation; and
  • familiarity with legal systems in Europe.

Systemic Justice roster

Are you a skilled community organiser, facilitator, visual artist, academic, project manager, legal professional, finance wizard, or something else you think Systemic Justice might benefit from? Please register to be part of Systemic Justice’s roster!

About the roster

As we continue to build Systemic Justice, they will be looking for new colleagues to join their team. All of their open positions are posted here, but you can register in roster in case you are interested in working with them but don’t see any open positions that match your profile.

The roster is open for individuals who are interested in:

  • Consultancy opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Future job openings

Senior Treasurer

Apply by 10 October

About the roles

Systemic Justice are looking for an individual to join their board as Senior Treasurer.

Systemic Justice is a young organisation looking to build its governance and developing its practices and working methods with intention by grounding them in their values of anti-oppression, justice, and intersectionality. This includes active questioning of perceived “best practices” in the NGO field, and exploring different ways of creating the accountability, power sharing, and compliance structures needed. The Board will be integral in helping Systemic Justice make this happen together with their team.

As a member of the Board, you are expected to participate in 2 Board meetings per year, participate in System Justice’s organisational retreats once a year, and assist the team in relation to specific areas of your substantive expertise. Expected time commitment is 1 day per month on average. However, part of the initial journey is for the Board to develop its working methods and processes with the organisation, so this is not set in stone.

Board members are compensated for expenses made in the course of exercising their duties, including travel expenses for Board meetings. Theyr can offer compensation to those for whom this could help take away any barriers in applying for the role.

The statutory Board term is three years, after which members may be reappointed for another three-year term.

What they hope you’ll bring

  • Extensive experience in non-profit financial management and/or accounting practices, including experience working with auditors;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Dutch regulatory framework for non-profits;
  • Understanding of the funding environment for non-profit organisations in Europe

Beyond this, theyr are looking for an individual who

  • Shares their values of anti-oppression, intersectionality, and justice, and for whom operationalising these in practice is an exciting prospect.
  • Is ready to actively participate in shaping their role and the Board’s role in Systemic Justice’s governance structure. In doing so, they need to come prepared to question existing models and practices and be ready to jointly develop a vision for, and the subsequent practices to operationalise, a governance model that is firmly grounded in their values.
  • Is excited about Systemic Justice’s mission and about contributing to its fulfilment.